Comic 500 - A quick word

7th May 2017, 10:45 PM in Chapter Eight
500 - A quick word
Average Rating: 5 (20 votes)
rufiangel 7th May 2017, 10:45 PM edit delete
Hi everyone! Long-time-no-proper-update, I know -
sorry about that! :'D It's the end of the weekend, which is a weird time for a Serpamia Flare update, I know! But thank you so much for still reading and supporting while I took a break. I hope you enjoy today's update! :)

You might recognise Mio from here, and the other sprite is a leaf sprite, the same kind of sprite that Ishi is~

In other news, the webcomic hit 500 pages so I made a little video to celebrate. ;v;*

Thanks everyone for your incredible support! I'm still quite a bit behind on emails and comments, and I do apologise for that. I'll do my utmost to catch up over the the course of the coming week! Thank you for your patience.

The next update will be on Thursday, so I'll see everyone then. Have a good start to your week! ;v;*

Velnna The One And Only 7th May 2017, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
AW GOSH THAT VIDEO there goes what's left of my heart
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
<33 Thank you Velnna for watching!! ;v;* And for your gorgeous support and punnery, always <33
TheD-Wrek 7th May 2017, 10:56 PM edit delete reply

That video... :'D So many memories. Congrats on hitting 500! <3

You know... I might just start shipping these two at this rate. X)
Lukkai 8th May 2017, 5:06 AM edit delete reply
Just start? That particular keel has been laid down long ago! ;)
DLKmusic 9th May 2017, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
She's a fine ship, Cap'n, she'll sail w'pride!
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
<3 Thank you D, I really appreciate your constant support all these years!! ;v;*** <33 Wouldn't have been as fun or awesome without ya, bruh. *fist bump*

Also, gosh, another shipper for these two? XD;;; I gotta say I wasn't entirely expecting it to be a popular ship! lol <3
Matt Knab 7th May 2017, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
Matt Knab
Well, I suppose we could give her a little more rope, so to speak.
Congratulations on 500 pages! That's quite the milestone!
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
You are a kind sir indeed, Matt XD; I'm sure Ophelia sees it the same way.

And thank you so much, I sincerely appreciate your support and for reading SF for the past 500 pages!! ;v;* It truly is amazing to walk alongside great webcomic artists who set an example. Thank youuuu <3 (to500moarrr)
mjkj 7th May 2017, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
Thank you for the update *hugs Rufi*

Well, Seia, you could just give her the green disc(s)...

...and congratulations on the 500th comic :party:

rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:27 PM edit delete reply
You're welcome! :D Thanks for your patience with the late updates!

If Seia was a Green Mage, I'm sure he could XD;;

And thanks very much for the congratulations, it's surely been a blessed ride with such kind supporters like yourself. Thank you very much for reading and supporting SF this far!! ;v;*
Proxy170 8th May 2017, 1:02 AM edit delete reply
I like you, Ophelia, but I'm with Seia on this one. It would be the dumbest thing to do. Really though, you should take it as a compliment. It means he thinks you are skilled enough that if given any room, you will capitalize on it for sure.

Congrats, Rufi! Also for breaking through your rut ^_^ The video is so cute! Def a good way to mark this milestone.
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:29 PM edit delete reply
That is definitely a roundabout compliment XDD <3 But absolutely true! If Seia takes risks, I guess he might take far more calculated risks than this. XD;

And thank you so much Proxy ;v;* honestly super blessed by your support. Thank you for reading SF this far!! Let's keep going at this webcomic thing and journey together as far as it takes us :D <3 *high-fives*
Gilrandir 8th May 2017, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
Ah, so much goodness! My heart overflows. ^_^

First, congratulations on reaching 500. I have greatly enjoyed it, but I had the easy part. You and your team did all the hard work, so I hope you also enjoyed it greatly. Thank you and here's hoping for more to come!

Second, a very nice page. Lots of good character stuff and interesting interaction, with the promise of more to follow. Just what I have come to expect from Serpamia Flare. The art is pretty, too. ^_^

Third, the video is very nice. I can understand that took a lot of time and thought. I don't normally indulge in (virtual) vulgar displays of physical affection with people to whom I have not yet been formally introduced; but, in keeping with the spirit of the image montage, *hugs* to you for a fine work. ^_^

Lastly, on the final text slide of the video, you offer thanks to your friend for helping you 'cover' the song. Does that mean we are hearing actual @rufiangel voice for the sound track, rather than some other artist? If so, then additional, well-deserved thanks and praise. Very impressive to put yourself out there like that, and very nicely executed.
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
Aww Gil, thank you so very much! I am truly appreciative of your kind words. ;v;* I hope to keep going forward with persistence and joy!

I am very pleased you've been enjoying the recent page and scenario; I know it's been a bit slow these days so I'm glad it's still interesting. And thank you for your kind words re: art. ;v;* I'm always working on that!

And thank you so very much for your kind words re: video, as I did hope it would convey the heart of SF. <3 I can assure you that it was *not* me who sang, as if it was, it wouldn't quite have the same effect my lovely friend's voice has XD;;; She sang and played the guitar, and I played pads in the background to help fill up the sound. She put herself out there as a favour to me and I'm very grateful for her! ;v;* I'm glad you enjoyed the video, thank you very much for your support and for reading SF <333 (and of course, for your song filking - did I say that right? XD;)
Gilrandir 23rd May 2017, 4:31 AM edit delete reply
The term I am used to is "filksinging". The (possibly apocryphal) story goes that at one of the earliest science fiction and fantasy conventions, there was supposed to be an item printed in the program book for "folksinging", but a fortuitous typographical error in the program rendered it "filksinging". Since a lot of what was actually presented was the sort of fractured lyrics and original compositions with a strong tendency to genre themes and popular genre literary and media references. (E.g., lots of Star Wars and Star Trek themed songs.) The term 'stuck' and it has been 'filksinging' ever since to the fannish community. ^_^
CraftyNessi33 8th May 2017, 1:25 AM edit delete reply
You never cease to amaze me. The video is beautiful, not to mention one of my favorite songs. Now I wanna go back to the beginning and reread the whole thing! If you ever make a book, I'd buy it!
Keep it up Rufi!!!

And this page! 😂😂
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:34 PM edit delete reply
Gosh darn CraftyNessi, that is so incredibly sweet of you! <3 ;v;* Thank you for supporting SF and reading up to this point <33 I'll do my best to keep it up!! ;v;***

(And I'm very happy you liked the song, I love the song <3)
Centcomm 8th May 2017, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
Congrats on 500! Welcome back! Great page as always :D love the viddy!
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Centy, I'm super happy you enjoyed the video (viddy XD <3) and I really appreciate your support - you set such a shining to all us webcomic artists out there and yet you find the time to leave sweet and encouraging comments ;v;*** Thank you so much, I'll keep at it! Let's do our best!! <33
Wolfsbane 8th May 2017, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
Wow, just wow...

Not only a winner of a page (congrats on big #500!) but that video is just the best. A great montage and the singing is so heart-felt. The Feelz!
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:36 PM edit delete reply
Thank you very much Wolfsbane! <3 ;v;* I'm very appreciative of your kind support!

And I'm very happy you enjoyed the singing! I'll definitely tell my friend to come check out the comments here so she knows her favour to me was greatly appreciated XD;; <333
MST3KFan 8th May 2017, 5:12 AM edit delete reply
Ophelia still mentions how she'd kill Seia if she had certain things she doesn' has to be love. LOL

Congrats on #500, rufi! XD So many memories.
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
That definition of love is terrifying, but anything with Seia in it tends to be, I suppose XD;;;

And thank you very much MST3K! I really appreciate your support thus far for SF. ;v;* Thank you and I'll keep doing my best!!
Lukkai 8th May 2017, 5:13 AM edit delete reply
So, does that mean that Seia's got "The Look"?
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
*watches video*
... Sure, Lukkai, sure. XDDD
zartala 8th May 2017, 5:16 AM edit delete reply
Congrats on 500 pages! XD
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:40 PM edit delete reply
Thank you very much zartala!! ;v;* It's been years now, hasn't it! I really appreciate your support all these years T3T*** I'll keep doing my best!
Lukkai 8th May 2017, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
Gotta admit, I didn't know that song before. Nice one though, as well as the video.
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:40 PM edit delete reply
I'm not sure many people know the song, but I'm happy to spread awareness of it, as it's a lovely song XD <3 Thank you very much Lukkai, your support has been a pillar!! <33 Thank you for sticking with SF this far, I'll keep at it!! ;v;***
Gladewalker 8th May 2017, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
Smart move Seia, now you can sweep her off your feet without getting slapped by nature spirits! (Oops, I almost forgot! Oh well...)

Congratulations on reaching 500 pages of Serpamia Flare, the glorious webcomic which I adore so much! The wait for this update was so worth it, listening and watching the MV brought back so many scenes which made my heart do a happy-dance XD Especially with King Titus and the Dancer! You are an amazing artist, storyteller, and person really. You always think about your readers even if it's just a late update reminder, you take time to inform us. You're the best Rufi! I'm so happy you went all the way and made a video to celebrate :D Congratulations once again! Hugs and kisses from me :)
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:42 PM edit delete reply
I think Seia literally swept Ophelia off her feet not too long ago XD

Thank you so very much Gladewalker, you are one of the sweetest supporters ever! ;v;* I'm very blessed by your support and patience with my whims. XD;

Your words are very very kind and I'm shy just reading it ///_/// thank you for being so encouraging - lovely readers like yourself are all people like me can hope for. ;v;* Thank you for your support!! I'll keep at it!! <33
Headgamer 8th May 2017, 10:09 AM edit delete reply
Congratulations on reaching 500!

That vid was awesome. :D
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
Thank you so much Headgamer!! ;v;* Honestly, I think your constant support from the beginning has been one of the most encouraging blessings over the past few years. Thank you so much for reading and supporting SF this far. I'll keep at it!! ;v;***
Seabiscuit 8th May 2017, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
Well, could anyone -really- blame him? I mean... Gosh.:'D
(500 PAGEEEES Ommmmmg CONGRATS!! That's SOOO amazing, holy hell you're amazing! ;^; )
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
It's pretty hard to blame someone who has a rock-solid reason of 'this person tried to kill me once' XD;;; trust is hard to rebuild after *that*, eh?

And aghhhh Seamuffin thank youuuu ;v;*** I think *you're* amazing!! Thank you so so much for reading SF and supporting it so far - you're so kind and wonderful ;v;* I'll keep at it!!
Crestlinger 8th May 2017, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
500. *Cheers
~4500 to go.
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
Thank you Cresty XD but omg NUUUU lolol if we do the maths, if it took me four years-ish to produce 500 pages then it would take 36 years to draw 4,500 more pages XDDD NUUUU

I'll say there should be maybe 500 more to go, possibly a little more but not too much more. We're halfway there! :D
The Accidental Ninja 8th May 2017, 11:26 AM edit delete reply
The Accidental Ninja
That video... Ahaha, m-my heart... there it went... ;v;
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:48 PM edit delete reply
Aww Kat XDD <33 thank you so much for reading SF to this point! You're a lovely reader <333 It's been a blessing getting to know you! I hope you'll stick around further as I keep at it ;v;* <3
DLKmusic 8th May 2017, 2:00 PM edit delete reply
I can't think of a better song to personify the heart and soul of this comic, Rufi, and the slide show drives that home hard!

rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:49 PM edit delete reply
Thank you DLK - honestly I feel so super pleased and happy that you think so. I really wanted to communicate the heart of SF at its core. <33

Thank you so much for reading SF and supporting it thus far, I really really appreciate it! <3 I'll keep at it!! ;v;*** *bows*
Eren 8th May 2017, 2:57 PM edit delete reply
Congrats on 500 pages!
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
Eren you beautiful person, thank you!!! ;v;*** Your comic is goals! Thank you for reading, for your support and for your insightful comments - I'll keep at it!! <33
Eren 22nd Jun 2017, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
(ahh, sorry for taking forever to reply here!) Your comic is goals, too! Seriously. Thank YOU for all the dedication and hard work you put into making such a good story, and thank you for sharing it with us! :D
KAM 8th May 2017, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
(Alt Dialogue) Like is the only reason you don't trust is cause I tried to kill you? You're so judgmental!!!" ;-)
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:51 PM edit delete reply
Lolol KAM, that certainly sounds like the basis of a beautiful(?) relationship to me XDD
KAM 8th May 2017, 5:15 PM edit delete reply
Congratz on 500. :-)
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:52 PM edit delete reply
Thank you KAM!! <33 You've been a long-time reader and I really appreciate your support ;v;* Thank you for reading up to now - I'll keep at it!!
CiciEnixa 8th May 2017, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
*party popper noises*

~~~ CONGRATULATIONS for ze 500 ~~~

(and I know it's awful but the first thing that came to mind as I watched the beautiful video was "wow, rufi made practically ALL her characters cry, that is a LOT of sads" XD)

But no, this was amazing and please do let your friend know this cover was beautiful and... and... *squushes rufi* you worked so hard to get to this point, be happy and proud of all that you have accomplished, the hardships faced, and the friends made along the way <3

re: page... Ophelia has her own Ishi?! And dark discs? ... I want a dark disc (<-- of course I do XD)
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:55 PM edit delete reply
THANKYEW Cici <333 ;v;***

(And now that you mention it.... LOLOL I really do make them cry a lot XDDD and this is only halfway through dangit)

I shall let my friend know to read these comments so she can hear for herself <3 thank you so very much for all your lovely words of inspiration and encouragement, my dear. Of the friends I've made along the way, you are my most precious muffin and it wouldn't have been the same without you, and I am very blessed. <333 ily, let's keep walking on this long and arduous road that is webcomic-ing together XD <33

Ophelia's leaf sprite has his own name, Leo XD the sprites are all individually named -v-* And yesh, dark discs... hahahaha I'm not sure you would reeeally want a dark disc once you find out what it does XD;;; (or maybe you would... hmm... we'll see XD)
Jarvi 8th May 2017, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
Yeeeaaaaahhhhhhh I wouldn't really trust her either xD Especially after the "be purged already" line xD

Then again, maybe he can let her use her magic while holding the thing and supervising it?
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
LOL yes, that line was tooootally not suspicious at all, right? XD We can trust she has entirely good intentions...! lolol <3

Technically, that was what Ophelia was proposing now that you mention it! I guess Seia just didn't even want to bother :'D poor Ophelia XD
Karinite 9th May 2017, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
Tensions are rising!

Oh man...she has a temper to match Seia's coldness. :P Pun intended.
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:57 PM edit delete reply
Ahahaha XD indeed, a fiery temper does seem to be the case here, though a cool blast can help to temper a flame ;)
megados 10th May 2017, 12:32 AM edit delete reply
Awesome video!
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
Thank you megados!! ;v;* I am happy for your reading SF and for your support! <3 I'm very glad you enjoyed the video <33
Outlaw 10th May 2017, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
That video was awesome. Someday, I hope to hit thst 500 mark too. Keep up the awesome work, my friend. I can tell big things are coming your way!
rufiangel 23rd May 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
OUTLAW thank youuu! <333 ;v;* I'm very very happy you enjoyed the video! I'm super thankful for all your support over the past few years - I'm always blessed by your kind words and awesome attitude :D I'll keep at it!! And those words about big things coming my way - right back atcha!! <3 Let's keep at it together! ;v;* I'll do my best! >3<*)7
rufiangel 22nd May 2017, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
nevarrrr XD